Hair Extensions and Hot Tools

curled hairheat extentionsHair extensions will be extra sensitive to flat irons and curling irons.

When it comes to heat-styling your hair extensions, exercising extreme caution is vital to protecting your investment. When using heated styling tools like curling irons and flat irons, the risk of permanently damaging your hair extensions runs high. That is why taking many precautions before you heat style your hair is essential to maintaining your extensions over time.

Here are a few tips you can use to protect your hair extensions:

1.  Before you use your flat iron or curling iron, be sure to apply a heat protective spray. This step is important because it gives your hair a safeguard from intense heat and ultimate damage.

2.  Next, turn your iron to the low or medium heat setting. By doing this, you’ll reduce the risk of burning your hair extensions and permanently ruining them.

3.  To avoid further damage, never ever use hot irons on damp extensions. Waiting for your extensions to fully dry is the best way to prevent breakage.

If you can manage it, try your best not to use heat on your extensions every day. It is a great idea to alternate heat-styling days to give your extensions a rest. Letting your extensions dry naturally is a great summer time look and will allow your hair to last that much longer! Remember, your hair extensions are much more sensitive than your natural hair and treating them with extreme care will allow you to enjoy them for a longer period of time.

Posted for GloExtensions by Taylor E. Hensel